Learn music theory for guitar, including scales, chords, progressions, modes, and more from Desi Serna, author of Fretboard Theory and Guitar Theory For. Did you purchase an old version of Fretboard Theory and are you wondering what has changed in the latest version? If yes, then I explain everything that has. Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna teaches music theory for guitar including scales, chords, progressions, modes, and details to hundreds of popular songs.

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Seth rated it it was amazing Apr 20, Started playing in public freboard didn’t know how it all worked, I just played by ear, if it sounded good it was ok. If you want to take your guitar playing to the next level, compose songs like you hear on the radio, and improvise your own music, then you need Fretboard Theory.

Fretboard Theory

Tim Camp rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Refresh and try again. Volume 1 of Fretboard Theory. Pop, rock, acoustic, blues, metal and more!

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This book teaches these patterns and how each pattern is connected and how many different paths each pattern can take. This new generation of guitar instruction is perfect whether you want to jam, compose or just understand the music you play better. To ask other frretboard questions about Fretboard Theoryplease sign up. Desi Serna- Music – pages. Harran Jesse Williams rated it liked it Mar 01, Nonzer0value rated it it was amazing Feb 29, I have tried a lot of how to books but this is the only one that worked for me a little thick headed I guess if you want to play the the Guitar and you serha a little talent go for it www.


At 9×12 and pages, Fretboard Theory includes twice the content of ordinary books. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I’m ftetboard academic kind of person; been searching for an avenue that could show me guitar academics in such way that I could relate better than just ordinary guitar lesson the last eight years.

The hands-on approach to theory shows you how music “works” on the guitar fretboard by visualizing shapes and patterns and how they connect to make music.

I just hope we can all get past this awkward introduction and be friends; after all, I may need to SPAM you about my own musical ventures someday smirk. I srena tinkered with all the songs Desi advocates learning and as mentioned, when you master the scales, your brain frdtboard kick in and that’s what has happened to me. My style new age, space rockI’m composing these days thanks to this book.

By the second lesson, my style was changing, I was playing differently better.

Desi advocates the importance of learning covering songs. I’ve now picked up a 5-string Castro rated it liked it Jul 10, I would highly recommend this book to every guitarist.

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Selected pages Page Its easy to follow. Nick rated it it was ok Feb 08, Pat rated it really liked it Nov 02, I printed them tjeory and stapled them into chapters so I now have 10 “mini books” and plan to work on each chapter in succession. Account Options Sign in. Like any book on music, it’s not a miracle cure for a lack of discipline or the utterly tone-def among us smirkbut if you have any musical inclination whatsoever, it’ll give you a solid start grin.

The way he describes the Pentatonic scales has open up a whole new guitar world for me. Last edited fretvoard John the Savage on October 15th, Reviews of books, your favorite bands latest CD, sena to videos, live band performances and other instructional websites are all welcome. I have always struggled to understand the fretboard but when I came across Desi Serna’s book I fell in love with it theiry off the bat.


Hands-on approach to guitar theory gives you total command of the fretboard and music’s most critical elements by visualizing shapes, patterns and how they connect. I was so impressed that I went and bought all 3 of his DVD’s. I could follow it and understand what he was trying to teach. He knows his stuff and presents it well. Its really worth buying. I don’t really care, to tell the truth Rretboard the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage.

Fretboard Theory by Desi Serna

If you purchase this book, be assured, it will help you beyond reproach. For instance I am amazed at how many popular songs are based on the Em pentatonic scale alone. The fact is that those who purchased the book are now also on the author’s mailing list; apparently the author noticed recently that someone had asked a question in your forum about his book, and that no one had replied; in turn, he sent out an email to his mailing list prompting anyone, who might be so inclined, to post a review.

Desi is an excellent technical writer. Got married raised a family; the guitar was in and out of the closet till I retired.

The material does not practise for you. Do you love sitting at home playing guitar, but find yourself playing the same old things over and thheory without making much progress?